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CBS
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. president obama and governor romney are aiming their campaigns at a shrinking target, those voters who have not yet made up their minds. or who say they could still change their minds. so as they go, so goes the election. cbs news with the help of g. f.k.'s knowledge panel recruited about 500 of these uncommitted voters to watch the debate tonight and give us their reaction. anthony mason is in new york and he tells us now what we found out, anthony? >> reporter: scott, among those uncommitted voters we polled after the debates tonight the results were quite convincing for governor romney. we asked them which candidate do you think did the best job or won tonight's debate. 22% said the president, 46% said governor romney. so about a 2-1 win there. that moved the need until another way for governor romney tonight. we asked after tonight's debate has your opinion of governor romney changed for the better? 56% said it had. only 11% said it had changed for the worse. finally, governor romney has been criticized for not possibly relating to middle-class or ordinary americans. we asked voter
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
resonates maybe with older voters and also trying to, again, hold romney's feet to the fire and say you keep saying your medicare plan won't affect those who are still a decade away from retirement, but if you're 53 or 54, you might want to pay attention to this. >> woodruff: ari i want to follow up on what judy just asked. you've been following governor romney around for some time now, and we remember him from the republican primary debate where's he came across looking kind of stiff and just straight up and down. tonight there was a lot of movement, a lot of body language. and, also he started by just like scott just mentioned, talking about individuals he had met along the trail, seemed to humanize him. >> yeah, clearly he was trying to humanize himself tonight. right off the bat he talked. people he met on the trail. president obama waited until 30 minute into the debate to first talk about a voter. mitt romney was talking about his five sons. he talked about ann romney being on the trail. there were a lot of little moments in the debate where he was clearly trying to bring out the
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
minute into the debate to first talk about a voter. mitt romney was talking about his five sons. he talked about ann romney being on the trail. there were a lot of little moments in the debate where he was clearly trying to bring out the more human side to appeal to voters, womens, independents, people who you say may have seen him as a little stiff. >> woodruff: is it too early to ask both of you how you think the campaigns sense this debate is going to change anything going forward in the days to come, ari? >> just hearing from the romney campaign it sound like they got what they wanted to out of tonight. they, obviously, have work to do. they're behind in the polls. they need to make up a lot of ground. but i don't think anybody scored a lethal blow tonight. i don't think anyone made a huge gaffe tonight. but from the perspective of the romney campaign they feel like they accomplished what they needed to do. >> ifill: scott, how many eggs did the obama campaign put in this basket? >> negotiate the obama campaign was really just trying not to make a major mistake here. they came i
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
camera, to the voters and they feel good that romney, in their view, was doubling down on policies, but ultimately, performance wise, this was a strong night for mitt romney. >> david muir, we saw the big smile on mitt romney immediately after the debate. some results already coming in, romney's odds going up. >> yeah, that smile spills relief on romney's face tonight. within the campaign, too, george. in fact, i got a text before the debate was over from a key adviser who said "mission accomplished." the governor looked to put the president on the defensive. they think that was accomplished here tonight. also, you heard governor romney right out of the gate come out here and talk about a woman that he met on the trail in a last couple of days, talking about economic hardship. that was another hurdle that romney tried to cross, connecting with average problems facing americans, not a surprise that he talked about women on the trail and in key states, key battleground states, what they believe that as you mentioned, george, no knockout punch here tonight, but it was a strong perform
Current
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
-- >> romney: let's get back to medicare. >> all right. >> romney: my -- [overlapping speakers] >> romney: my experience is the private sector is typically able to provide -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> can the two of you agree that the voters have a clear choice between the two of you on medicare. >> obama: absolutely. >> romney: absolutely. >> all right briefly on the economy what is your view of the federal regulation of the economy right now? is there too much? and in your case president mr. should there be more? we'll go for a few minutes and then go to health care okay? >> romney: regulation is essential. you can't have a free market work if you don't have regulation. as a business person i needed the regulations. you couldn't have people opening up banks in their garage and make loans. you have to have regulations. every free economy has a good regulation. at the same time regulation could become excessive. >> like where? >> romney: it can become out of date. and with some of the legislation that has been passed you have seen regulation become excessive, and it has hurt the economy
Current
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
gore: and then you had the awkward statement about libya by mitt romney and then just a few days later this 47% speech. i was thinking of that -- when you were talk about north carolina. i saw an interview of a formally undecided voter in north carolina who said that did it for me. >> cenk: i saw an interview with a guy who just turned republican in the last four years, and he said no i'm back. he said i can't have -- >> al gore: i just want to give this quote. my angalu great writer, fantastic woman, she said if somebody tells you who they are, believe them the first time. and i think that kind of settles in for me a little bit. and a lot of people reacted to that 47% comment that way. >> eliot: that video was so authentic. most of the time we look at him, and he doesn't sound like he is giving us what he really thinks. >> cenk: i don't agree. i think he was doing the same thing he always does -- >> john: yes, because he has become a moral leonard zelig. he believes in one thing. he is meant to be president. and that's why his flip flops all make sense. >> eliot: i have listened
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
it elevates romney to sort of presidential ideas and allows that voter to say can i picture that guy in the big chair, brian? >> and tom brokaw, i'm guessing you concur that the victory from tonight is for substance. say what you will, yes, there's going to be spin. yes, these are two guys on different sides of the ideological aisle. we've got a good substantive airing tonight. especially on the economy. of the issues we set out to discuss. >> this is what a debate should be about. let the two candidates go after each other. they both came prepared knowing they were going to have to close the case, if you will, with the american people. i think there's a consensus at this hour at least that governor romney, whether or not you agree with his policies, marshalled his facts in a more coherent fashion than the president did. hailey barbour, who's one of the great republican party strategists, former governor of the state of mississippi, former republican national chairman, said to a group of people earlier this summer, look, what governor romney has to do is persuade the people who hired
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
primary voters wouldn't have liked to have heard that, but they've already come home to romney. and i don't think that obama did himself any good with the kinds of voters who are still making up their mind. >> george will, nicole says republicans are going to be happy with that. are you one of them? and then, the second question, did you hear anything tonight that would change someone's mind? >> i'm not sure about the latter, but george, just four days ago on a sunday morning, governor christie of new jersey said this debate would change dramatically the narrative of the election, may have done that. mr. romney came in with three things to accomplish. first, the polls showing him behind were in danger of becoming self-fulfilling prophesie prophesies. i think he probably stopped that in its tracks tonight. second, he wanted to use this forum to correct what he thinks are serious misrepresentations of him, regarding medicare and taxes and the scope of the tax cuts and the revenue neutrality and all of that. third, he wanted to make the philosophic statement. he knows this is a country
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
right. but they were not overly aggressive. the challenge for romney was could he both be aggressive with the president but also look appealing to the voters. and it appears he was able to do that tonight. pressing his case but also respectful enough so that at the end they could be smiling and introducing each other to their families. >> pelley: and so ends the first debate of the 2012 campaign. there will be three more debates, a vice presidential debate next week and then two more debates with mr. romney and the president, there was a moment, john during the debate, where the two candidates were attacking each other's tax policy and i think it's a good window on how the candidates felt free to go after each other. let's have a look at that for just a moment. >> if you believe we can cut taxes by $5 trillion and add $2 trillion in additional spending that the military is not asking for. $7 trillion, to give you a sense over ten years that's more than our entire defense budget. and you think that by closing loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do somehow you will not end up pick
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
voters, and i suspect independent voters have a much advantager, favorable opinion of mitt romney tomorrow morning than they did at dinner time tonight. neil: were you surprised that private capital of which, you know, staples clearly was a beneficiary, and bain capital, did not become the big theme that many thought it would tonight? >> well, again, i think this is -- i jim lehrer did a great b scripting this, keeping people on message -- neil: you think he did a great job? i love jim lehrer, but it got out of control. it was me like wrestling my kids. >> he tried. president obama asked about education, was talking about libya and oil and taxes and welfare and all in one sentence from time to time, but i think he did as good as a job as he could keeping it on message. mitt did not let president obama get away with his lies. point by point, he called him on the lies, and, again, because i think if you look at the polls, neil, the issue is mitt's behind. i think mitt's behind because people think he has views and positions that he simply does have, and they think that because presi
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